Through love and Community Justice, couple rebuilds life together

Recovering from addiction takes dedication, clarity, will and support, among other attributes. Two people participating in the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office’s Community Justice programs also have a powerful asset in their recovery journey: L

Former deputy auditor of Nelsonville pleads guilty to theft in office

Prosecution to seek more than $200K in restitution, lengthy prison sentence  Stephanie Wilson, 47, of Stewart, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court Thursday and pleaded guilty to theft-related charges during her time as the City of Nelsonville’s deputy auditor …

Nelsonville man violates community control, sentenced to four years in prison

David Mehl, 32, of Nelsonville, was sentenced Wednesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison after he violated the terms of his community control issued in September …

Two-day cleanup of Nelsonville properties completed by A.C.E. clients

Fourteen clients of the Athens County Empowerment (A.C.E.) program recently spent two days to complete a deep clean of 770 and 784 Poplar St. in Nelsonville as part of their community service hours in the diversion program.   A.C.E. is part

Nelsonville man found with 10 grams of heroin, charged with several drug-related felonies

Jordan Dixon, 28 of Nelsonville, was arrested Tuesday by the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office after a search warrant was executed at a Nelsonville residence and 10 grams of heroin were discovered.  Officials with the prosecutor’s office, in conjunction with the Nelsonville Polic

‘Heroin destroyed my life and Vivitrol saved my life’

Glouster woman given new lease on life through prosecutor’s office program  Cary Losey awoke groggy with pain in her face. Her head drowned in confusion from the drugs in her system. As her vision began to clear, the face of her eldest son started to come into focus; as did his hand c

Athens man thankful for prosecutor’s office life-changing Vivitrol program

Bryan Darst stared at concrete walls while sitting on a cot inside a facility he was all too familiar with. His mind raced, drowning out the noise made from dozens of inmates around him. He knew what he wanted; he’d even had it before, briefly. But he needed a way to keep it

Prosecutor’s office’s Vivitrol program celebrates five years of saving lives

Reuben Kittle, director of diversion, hugs a Vivitrol program graduate during a completion ceremony while Becky Filar, director of Community Justice, and Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn prepare to deliver her certificate.